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Chicago Children's Museum

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Chicago Children's Museum

Splash, climb, build, explore and discover! Chicago Children’s Museum is the place for awesome exhibits, playful programs, and free daily art classes. At CCM, you can climb a three-story schooner, construct a skyscraper, dam up a river, tinker with real tools, drive a fire truck, make art to take home and so much more. Located on historic Navy Pier, on the shores of Lake Michigan, it’s three floors of fun for children and their families!

Hours

Friday–Wednesday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday, 10:00 am–8:00 pm

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go Chicago Card or Chicago Explorer Pass at the admissions desk.

Note

The Go Chicago Card is accepted for gate admission until 5:00 pm. Once inside the museum all guests are welcome to stay until closing. On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of the Go Chicago Card.

Children 1 year and older require a Go Chicago Card or must pay full admission.

Included Extra(s)

All exhibits and programs are included with admission.

Address

Navy Pier
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611

Public Transportation

Take CTA: From downtown connect with buses #29 State, #65 Grand, #66 Chicago or the #124 Navy Pier Express directly to the museum at Navy Pier. Free Trolley service is available daily between Navy Pier and State Street between Grand Avenue and Illinois Street.

Some of the exhibits you will enjoy at Chicago Childrens Museum are:

  • Dinosaur Expedition
  • Kids on the Fly
  • Kids Town
  • Kovler Family Climbing Schooner
  • Skyline
  • Treehouse Trails
  • WaterWays
  • The Allstate Foundation Play It Safe
  • Kraft Artabounds Studio
  • BIG Backyard
    • Each exhibit at the Chicago Childrens Museum provides kids with a different learning experience. The Allstate Foundation's Play It Safe exhibit offers kids the chance to explore a realistic firehouse. More importantly it teaches children many important lessons about fire safety through play.

      From the firehouse, you can visit the Sahara desert with the Dinosaur Expedition and explore the excavation pit where the fossils of Suchomimus, a giant fish-eating dinosaur, were discovered in 1997.

      Kids on the Fly is the perfect exhibit for all the pilots of the future. Children can fly a plane, man a helicopter, or even become an air traffic controller!

      Once you have exhausted yourself, you can cool off at the WaterWays exhibit. This fascinating exhibit allows children to understand and control the multi-functional power of water. Using an array of tools, children can navigate a boat down the mighty WaterWays river.

      Save on admission to the Chicago Childrens Museum, plus the city's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go Chicago Card!

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 3.8 out of 5 stars (based on 4 customer ratings)
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LOVED THIS!
By Winks World Verified Reviewer from Kentucky on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

This is wonderful when you are visiting Navy Pier! It's great fun for under 12 set. Close to Ferris Wheel and Boat tours!

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5
My kids (ages 5,7,10) LOVED it!
By mom of 3 boys Verified Reviewer from LaGrange, IL on
Pros:
great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

We live in the burbs outside Chicago, and our kids love coming here. Our oldest (10) always thinks he is too old, but then gets here and has a fabulous time. This place is all about kids DOING stuff, jumping, playing, building, making art. Bring extra clothes if they like to play in the fun waterway area - our kids always get soaked! My five year old naps in the car on the way home, every time.

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4
Fun
By World Traveller Verified Reviewer from Ontario, Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

This attraction is best for kids 10 & under (and that may be pushing it). My son was 9 and had a good time there but there were quite a few exhibits that were on the juvenile side so he didn't participate in them. He really enjoyed the water world area and the structure construction area. It was nice to visit a place where kids can touch things and not worry about damaging anything.

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2
attraction for kids 6 and under
By Chicago Fan Verified Reviewer from Kansas city,KS on

Comments about Smart Destinations Chicago Children's Museum:

I gave it a 2 stars b/c it says adventrues for kids thourgh age 10 and my dauhgter is 9 years old and there was not one activity that was according to her age, everything there was to do was for kids below 6 years old, there wasnt even a kid over the age of 5 at this place, It took us 5 minutes to walk thorugh the whole thing trying to find somethign that my daughter could do with no luck... so glad we ddint have to pay for it other wise it woudln't of been a waste of money

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

Navy Pier
700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL
60611

Phone: 312-527-1000

Website: Chicago Children's Museum

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